Meanwhile, Dream time in ‘G The game gained 70,226 spectators, which is the second lowest figure since 2011.
Only in the 10th round of 2016, when the Tigers were 3-6 and the Bombers 1-8, fewer people (56,948) came to the MCG to see the two sides in Dream time device since 2011.
The AFL praised the fans for returning in large numbers in the first round, averaging 40,321 crowds in nine games.
But the opening round of the season looks vague. In the third round, which included Melbourne’s win over Esendon, Geelong’s clash with Collingwood and the blockbuster between Carlton and Hawthorn, they averaged 35,777 points in nine games.
The next round was in the fifth round, with an average of 31,701 people in nine games.
However, the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong is operating at reduced capacity due to redevelopment.
But Farrell said the footballers ’brand and refereeing for the crowd should not be underestimated.
“Any spectacles you’ve seen before are gone,” Farrell said.
“Now we have not only 15-20 players around each ball, but the referees are very willing to choose soft free kicks to try to open the game.
“This 50-meter fine is the straw that broke the camel’s back. There is a shortage of judges in junior and community feet due to excessive abuse, this is because the city has had no feet for three years. People have switched to other things. “
Farrell said there were other Swans participants who struggled with the digital ticketing system.
“I am very familiar with the Internet, mobile phones and applications,” he said.
“I’m slowly getting used to the digital ticket. But how do seniors need to know how to download tickets every week? They are told, “Don’t come again.” Footy is not for you.
According to Krichli, other members have lost their usual reserved seat.
Port Adelaide support team member Celine Palmer said she attends home games, but the floating device prevented her from traveling between states before the Power Games.
“I will miss the trip to Perth (Round 16) for the game because I can’t get a Monday off from work,” Palmer said.
“With proper fitting, I put on as soon as they go out on the weekends as needed. In fact, I was discharged after COVID beat us up, and I can’t go to games that I now miss because of that lie. ”
Shout said that COVID-19 is still a factor for people who have had to be isolated and for others who “may have long been afraid of being in a crowd.”
But she said the schedule – such as Thursday night’s games – problems with public transportation and the cost of a trip to the pedestrian area were some of the other factors that kept people from attending the games.
Richmond supporter Travis Frost says that while he still attends games, that doesn’t mean the AFL shouldn’t tackle ticket and schedule issues.
Melbourne and Western Bulldogs are the only clubs on average in which in 2022 the number of home and away visits compared to 2019 was higher. AFL tablesalthough this figure takes into account the 58,002 people who attended the opening of the season between the two sides.
The last two games on Friday night at Marvel Stadium – the Western Bulldogs’ victory over Collingwood and Carlton’s victory over Sydney – were also sold out, and only parking tickets were available.
In 2019, there were no games at Homebush or Cairns, both of which hosted matches in 2022.